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Brian Maggi, P.E., PMP, Captain, USCG

Civil Engineering, Professor Department Head and Program Chair Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Commander Brian Maggi is an Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He has a M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy from which he graduated in 2000. CDR Maggi became a member of the Permanent Commissioned Teaching Staff (PCTS) in 2015 and is currently working toward his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Rhode Island. His research focuses on the development of fragility curves of reinforced dunes to improve the resiliency of coastal communities by providing a solution for assessing the performance and understanding the tradeoffs of these systems when considering alternatives for coastal protection systems. Research objectives include field-monitoring programs of reinforced dunes and coastal bluffs; calibration of erosion models for a reinforced dune/beach cross section; and the development of probabilistic fragility curves for a range of damage states to these reinforced natural systems. Prior to joining the PCTS, CDR Maggi was assigned to CGC Confidence (WMEC 619) in Port Canaveral, Florida where he served as a Deck Watch Officer. He was then assigned as the Executive Officer on board CGC Edisto (WPB 1313) in San Diego, California. Following graduate school at the University of Connecticut, CDR Maggi was assigned to Civil Engineering Unit (CEU) Providence where he served as both a Design Project Manager and a Construction Project Manager providing mission support to the Coast Guard’s First District. In July 2009, CDR Maggi joined the USCGA faculty as an instructor where he taught for four years before returning to CEU Providence to serve as the Real Property and Planning Branch Chief for one year and then the Executive Officer for one year.


  • M.S.C.E., University of Connecticut, December 2005
  • B.S.C.E., U.S. Coast Guard Academy, May 2000

Courses Taught

  • Civil Engineering Design, Lecture and Project Advisor
  • Construction Project Management, Lecture
  • Coastal Resiliency
  • Soils, Lecture and Lab
  • Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers, Lecture and Lab
  • Dynamics, Lecture
  • Mechanics of Materials, Lab
  • Statics and Engineering Design, Lecture

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Maggi, B., Baxter, C.D.P., Bradshaw, A., Grilli, A. and Al Naser, N. (2019). “Geosynthetic Reinforced Dunes and Bluffs: No Longer Just an Emergency Solution for Shoreline Protection and Improving Resiliency?” IFAI Geosynthetics 2019, Houston, Texas.
  • Maggi, B., Baxter, C.D.P., Grilli, A., Licht, S., Stegagno, P., Bradshaw, A. and Al Naser, N. (2019). “Field Performance of Reinforced Dunes for Improving Coastal Resilience,” ASCE GeoCongress 2019, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Maggi, B., Baxter, C.D.P., Bradshaw, A.S., Grilli, A., Licht, S. (2018). Development of Fragility Curves for Reinforced Dunes, 36th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2018, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Maggi, B., and Baxter, C. (2017). “Monitoring the Stability and Performance of Reinforced Dunes.” American Shore and Beach Preservation Association 2017 National Coastal Conference.
  • Maggi, B., Jackson, H., Tarhini, K., and Rumsey, N., “Improving Students Understanding of Engineering Concepts Through Project Based Learning,” Proceedings of the 42nd Frontiers in Education Conference, Seattle, Washington, October 2012.
  • Maggi, B., Jackson, H., Tarhini, K., and Russell, J. “United States Coast Guard Academy Robotics on Water Competition as Recruiting Tool – Program Enhancement for STEM & Diversity Outreach,” Proceeding of the 41st Frontiers in Education Conference, Rapid City, South Dakota, October 2011.


  • Spirit of the Bear Award, 2013
  • U.S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal, 2015, 2013, 2009
  • U.S. Coast Guard Achievement Medal with O-device, 2004, 2002

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Engineer in Florida since 2010
  • Certified Project Management Professional since 2008
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Society of American Military Engineers

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